What Is A Dental Crown?
Tooth crowns are one of the most effective dental solutions for restoring a tooth’s shape, size and strength, or to improve its appearance. Your dentist might recommend teeth crowns to:
✓ Cover discolored teeth or dental implants
✓ Protect and cover a weakened tooth
✓ Restore a broken tooth
✓ Hold a dental bridge in place
How Does It Work?
While inlays and onlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth and fillings fill in the empty interior space of the tooth, crowns completely cover every visible part of the tooth – which is why they are sometimes referred to as “caps.” A part of your tooth remains but is essentially “rebuilt” to resemble the tooth at its exterior best.
Dental crowns are made from a variety of dental materials, including resins, metals, zirconia, ceramic and porcelain. While porcelain crowns certainly can improve the look of a tooth or multiple teeth, it is recommended only in conjunction with prior repair of the tooth – not simply for cosmetic purposes.
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